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Kara Neuverth
Media Relations Director
402-498-1305
Kara.Neuverth@boystown.org

Lauren Laferla
Media Relations Specialist
402-498-1273
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Annual Basket Brigade November 18th!

Join the Boys Town Basket Brigade and be part of a holiday tradition serving the community!

Due to the generosity of individuals and corporate sponsors, this event has fed thousands of families who would otherwise not share a complete Thanksgiving meal together. Every penny raised is used to purchase this special meal for families in need in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Today, there are thousands of families who are unable to afford the fixings needed to prepare this meal, which is why each family will receive a basket that contains:

  • 1 15- to 17-pound turkey (frozen)
  • 1 5-pound bag of potatoes
  • 1 package of brown and serve dinner rolls
  • 2 cans of vegetables (peas, corn)
  • 1 box of stuffing mix
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box of Jell-O
  • 1 bunch of bananas and a cookie tray (Our experience over the years has taught us pies and pie crust do not weather the assembly and delivery process well!)

There is a limited capacity of this event and each volunteer must register online. Palm Beach and Broward County students may earn qualified community service hours by signing up for one of the many volunteer opportunities below. Volunteers have the opportunity to earn five or more community service hours for both their time packing food and their time fundraising. We understand that raising money takes time, which is why we are awarding not only your hard work of raising $35 needed to purchase food for a family, but also for the time spent in bagging and delivering baskets to children and families in need.
 
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE BRIGADE

STEP 1:
Work alone

STEP 2:
Join or create a fundraising team and help raise funds to sponsor the cost of the meals. Each Basket Brigade Team consists of 10 volunteers committed to meeting a required cumulative team goal of $500. With 10 people raising $50 each, your team will meet the team goal before you know it! Each team member will receive five hours of community service hours for working together, organizing meetings, coordinating fundraising efforts and day of assembly and delivery time to accomplish their goals!

Of course, $500 is the starting point! You can set your goal higher and help feed even more needy families experience Thanksgiving. We will have incentives and acknowledgments for top fundraisers, so have some fun with your fundraising!

Unite with your team on November 18th for an energetic food packing event and see the fruit of your fundraising efforts! There is no better way to celebrate the impact your team made by achieving your fundraising goal.

Date

November 18, 2017

Time

9-11 a.m.

Location

Boys Town South Florida
1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Suite 300
West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401